USG Votes To Make UConn A Sanctuary City

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  1. shizzle787

    shizzle787 King Shizzle DCCLXXXVII of the Cesspool

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    You don't even know what a fascist is, and I've had to make plenty of self-denying moral decisions.
     
  2. JMick

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  3. shizzle787

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    Wikipedia. Really? Seeing as you went there: "Fascism was influenced by both left and right, conservative and anti-conservative, national and supranational, rational and anti-rational.[39] A number of historians regard fascism either as a revolutionary centrist doctrine, as a doctrine that mixes philosophies of the left and the right, or as both those things.[40][41] Fascism was founded during World War I by Italian national syndicalistswho drew upon left-wing and right-wing political views."

    It's a third way ideology and anti-capitalist, and one only one leader in history was anywhere near a fascist: Mussolini. Quote from him:

    Mussolini stated that fascism's position on the political spectrum was not a serious issue to fascists: "Fascism, sitting on the right, could also have sat on the mountain of the center ... These words in any case do not have a fixed and unchanged meaning: they do have a variable subject to location, time and spirit. We don't give a damn about these empty terminologies and we despise those who are terrorized by these words."[52]

    Also, I am opposed to total inequality but people should earn their keep.

    "Benito Mussolini in 1919 described fascism as a movement that would strike "against the backwardness of the right and the destructiveness of the left"."
     
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    What is the process for applying for citizenship then and why haven't they or had it granted?

    I think they should be sent out, absolutely, but if they are here and at UConn pay 100%, which I would guess virtually none of them do. How'd they get in in the first place, doesn't it have a question on the application about nationality? What did they check, how did it work?

    Also, they are illegal immigrants, this new Liberal twist to call it undocumented is silly and absurd.

     
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    I'm with Trump. Arrest and ship out "ALL" illegal aliens back to wherever the hell they came from. BUILD THE WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    This thread separates the American Patriots from the commie leftists who have no respect for Washington, Lincoln, Reagan, and Trump.
     
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    Two of these things are not like the other, two of these things just do not belong...
     
  8. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    Mansfield Town Council further discusses possibility of becoming sanctuary city

    Mansfield Town Council members made no definitive decision, but moved forward in their consideration of the Town of Mansfield becoming a sanctuary city at their meeting Monday night.

    “I don’t plan on tonight being the night we take final action, or indeed any action,” Mayor Paul Shapiro said on Monday. “If any council members want additional information, let us know. The town attorney and staff will do their best to answer the questions of council members.”

    Council members requested that further facts be made available to them for review during their first meeting in January regarding the potential impacts to Mansfield if it becomes a sanctuary city.

    “One of the areas that I think we need to understand is the impact our actions might have on federal funding,” council member Virginia Raymond said. “In my own reading, the state of Connecticut is already on a list to lose federal funding for three different law enforcement grants they usually receive from the federal government, so I think we need to look at the harm we might be doing to our community.”
     
  9. TheDoggPound

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    Treason.
     
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  10. JMick

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    Treason is colluding with the Russians to help spread propaganda to get yourself elected.
     
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    Any excuse is a good excuse, I guess. Snowflakes are such poor losers.
     
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    Was the propaganda untruthful?
     
  13. JMick

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    This is the modern Republican in a nutshell. As long as they "win" they will do so at all costs. Even colluding with the Russians
     
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    Ha ha that's a good one. Did a republican sell uranium to the Russians ala Hillary. The Libs do nothing but to refute but deny, deny, deny. If Hillary did not do so many things wrong no one would have anything to say, but because she did there's p,entry to say. Hillary made her bed with her actions.
     
  15. Drew

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    UConn supports undocumented students

    "So far UConn’s response and actions have been sufficient in helping protect undocumented students, according to Eric Cruz-Lopez, who is an advocate for undocumented students. However, he said this response was solely because of activism and pressure from students.

    “I think (UConn) has had an adequate response after pressure from student groups,” Lopez said. “Everything they’ve done so far is because of organizations on campus and in the state.”

    Lopez, who is undocumented himself, works with organizations that support undocumented students such as CT Students for a Dream and has attended multiple hearings and rallies in order to advocate for undocumented students’ rights.

    Lopez is currently working with on a collaboration USG and the School of Law to bring legal services to undocumented students. This will help students get access to a lawyer if they are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, Lopez said, and is being supporting by the UConn administration as it develops.

    The event, which will be held on March 28 according to USG President Dan Byrd, will involve UConn law school alumni pairing up with undocumented students whose families may be in need of legal services if they are under threat of deportation, and is currently being developed by a working group within USG, according to Byrd."
     
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    Editorial: Mansfield commitment to undocumented immigrants an important move

    "Last Tuesday the Town of Mansfield affirmed their support for undocumented immigrants at a town council meeting. The policy approved does not designate the town as a sanctuary city. Instead, the policy states Mansfield residents can utilize town services without having their immigrant status questioned, which is not a violation of any state or federal law. This guarantees residents will not be denied certain services, like the police or fire departments, just because of their immigration status.

    While the policy passed last week doesn’t break any laws, some in Mansfield want to take it a step further and declare the town a sanctuary city. The Undergraduate Student Government at UConn has voiced support for this, as have many students on campus. They believe a sanctuary city would protect undocumented residents who are simply seeking to better themselves.

    However, even some who support undocumented immigrants are cautious to commit to being a sanctuary city. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull funding from sanctuary cities and some are concerned he will follow through and devastate the town. As the number of sanctuary cities nationwide is very large it would be difficult for him to enact such a policy, though at this point anything is possible with his administration.

    The question going forward is how far the town is willing to go to protect undocumented immigrants. On UConn’s campus alone there about 100 undocumented students. Should they live under constant fear of deportation? They’re not bad people and it’s important that we not lose sight of that fact. They are the same as us, have the same dreams, hopes and goals. The only difference is where they were born, something they had no control over."
     
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    Students advocate for financial aid for the undocumented

    Student activists from the University of Connecticut are advocating for the state legislature to provide access to institutional financial aid for undocumented students.

    The bill would enable anyone classified as an in-state student to receive aid from funds set aside by Connecticut public higher education institutions for tuition.

    State Rep. Gregg Haddad, D-Mansfield, introduced House Bill 7000: An Act Equalizing Access to Student-Generated Financial Aid. The Higher Education Committee approved the bill on March 15; the legislation next needs to be passed by the House and Senate.

    Also under consideration is Senate Bill 17: An Act Assisting Students Without Legal Immigration Status with the Cost of College.

    Wayne Locust, UConn’s vice-president for enrollment planning and management, Wayne Locust voiced the university’s support for the legislation in testimony to the Higher Education Committee on Feb. 7.

    UConn students associated with Connecticut Students for a Dream, a youth-led advocacy group for undocumented individuals, are also working to ensure the legislation’s passage.

    “We do a lot of outreach in terms of getting people to come in and lobby with us. We have a very calculated way of looking at different legislators, different senators and seeing what sort of support they give to the bill,” Farzana Zubair, regional organizer for Connecticut Students for a Dream’s UConn group and eighth-semester human development and family studies major said. “We bring all our undocumented students, we bring all our supporters, into the LOB, which is the legislative office building (in Hartford), and we go talk to each legislator, and if we think we can convince them, we go try to convince them.”

    As part of Connecticut Students for a Dream’s #AffordtoDream week of action in endorsement of the legislation, several students participated this year on March 15 in a “Read In” and on March 16 in a “Teach In” at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The events welcomed all students, educators and undocumented student allies.